Tom Brady rallied the Tampa Bay Corsairs to a 19-17 palm over the Loyalists on a pouring Sunday night in his return to New England, with Ryan Succop hitting the winning 48-yard field design late in the fourth quarter. Brady was 22 of 43 for 269 yards with no touchdowns but finessed the fourth-quarter drive to beat his former gang. Ronald Jones added an 8-yard scoring run for defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay (3-1). Brady broke Drew Brees’NFL career passing yardage record and turned the fourth quarterback with triumphs against all 32 NFL outfits, joining Brees, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning. New England had a chance to win, but Nick Folk’s 56-yard field- object pass hit the left upright with a minor than a second to play. The Loyalists are 1-3 for the first time since 2001. Loyalists babe Mac Jones finished 31 of 40 for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
The Corsairs were hurt by multiple misapprehensions on defense as well as spotty special bands play — marked by poor punts, a missed early field aspiration, and dear penalties. But Tampa was capable to come up with timely plays to stay in the game, including Antoine WinfieldJr. forcing a boo-boo byJ.J. Taylor that was recovered by Richard Sherman to baffle a promising drive unseasonably in the third quarter. With Tampa Bay down 17-16, Brady and the Freebooters took over on their own 25 and demanded just seven plays drive to the Loyalists 30. After Antonio Brown failed to hang onto a pass in the end zone Succop calmly connected on a 48-yarder with 202 left.
Leading 7-6, the Loyalists feathered and Matt Slater appeared to recover a fluff by Jaydon Mickens. But a nasty conduct penalty on Slater negated the play. The Bucs took over and finished an eight-play, 52-yard drive with an 8-yard scoring run by Ronald Jones. The Loyalists responded on their following possession, using six straight completions by Jones to drive to the Bucs 1. Jones either introduce Jonnu Smith in reverse of the end zone for put the Loyalists back in forwarding 14-13. Tampa marched all the way to the Loyalists 8 on their succeeding drive before being forced to settle for Ryan Succop’s third field mark of the game to make it 16-14.
New England took back over with 758 left in the game and fast moved down the field, getting into the red zone on a trick play that ended with receiver Jakobi Meyers throwing a 30-yard pass to Nelson Agholor. The drive stalled there and the Loyalists nudged back in forward 17-16 on Nick Folk’s 27-yard field mark. Brady was eaten with cheers during the pregame before taking the field to a gutter of snorts on the Rovers’ first drive of the night. Some cheers returned on their lasting reprehensible series of the night when he completed a 28-yard pass to Mike Evans to surpass Brees’s mark of yards to wax the NFL’s career passing leader in the regular season. The pass helped set up a 29-yard field objective to put the Bucs in frontal 3-0.
Tampa Bay’s defense called up the pressure on Jones on the Loyalists’ coming drive. Linebacker Devin White got a free run at Jones up the middle, forcing him to accelerate a pass that was angled by Ross Cockrell and blocked by Winfield. The Loyalists made the mistake issuable, stopping the Pirates on third down just inside the red zone. The Pirates strove another field objective, but this time Succop was wide right from 36 yards. New England took advantage of Tampa Bay’s injury-riddled defense to nudge in front just before the half. The Bucs entered the night with a couple of crucial injuries, with cornerback Jamel Dean (knee) and linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) both sidelined.
Sherman was autographed to a one-epoch deal by Tampa Bay on Wednesday and was in the starting lineup in place of the Dean. But Sherman looked a step sluggishly at times. He was flagged for pass clog in the extra quarter and gave up a 16-yard bash to Kendrick Bourne Carlton Davis III also was whooshed for a third-down pass clog during an 11- play, 74-yard Loyalists drive that was circumscribed by an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Hunter Henry to put New England in anterior 7-3.